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Power in Australian foreign policy

Lim, Darren; Ferguson, Victor


The 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper emphasises the importance of ‘maximising’ Australia’s power and influence. However, the White Paper and much of the commentary on Australian foreign policy do not clearly conceptualise ‘power’ or indicate how it ought to be increased. The Lowy Institute’s recent Asia Power Index implies one possible strategy via its resource-based approach to measuring power. We outline a different approach and argue that power should be conceptualised and evaluated as a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-06-18
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of International Affairs
DOI: 10.1080/10357718.2018.1484072


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